Items tagged with NXP

It has been a week of revelations when it comes to Qualcomm. The chipmaker announced during its earnings call that Apple decided against using any Qualcomm modems in its 2018 iPhone line. That is perhaps unsurprising considered the long-running and bitter legal war the two companies have waged. In other news, an acquisition deal between Qualcomm and NXP was first announced in late 2016 and at the time the price was tipped to be $47 billion. The final offer made early this year was valued at $44 billion. Qualcomm announced early this morning that it is walking away from the entire NXP Semiconductors deal. The termination of the deal between NXP and Qualcomm River Holdings B.V.,... Read more...
Qualcomm on Tuesday increased its bid to buy NXP Semiconductors, agreeing to pay $127.50 for each share of the Dutch chipmaker. The revised amount is 16 percent higher than what Qualcomm originally proposed last October, which at the time stood at $110 per share. Qualcomm's amended agreement is an aggressive move that is seen in part as a strategy to fend off an hostile takeover by Broadcom. "NXP is a highly strategic and attractive acquisition for Qualcomm that enhances the value of our leading 5G technologies. We also believe the revised agreement provides certainty for both Qualcomm and NXP stockholders," said Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, Chairman of the Board of Qualcomm. Tom Horton, Qualcomm's presiding... Read more...
Mobile chip maker Qualcomm has inked a definitive agreement to purchase NXP Semiconductors in a deal valued at around $47 billion. The board of directors of both companies gave unanimous approval for the acquisition, which will see Qualcomm buy all of NXP's stock at $110 per share, an 11.5 percent premium over NXP's closing price on Wednesday. Should the deal receive regulatory approval, Qualcomm will be in position to become a major player in the fast growing connected car market. NXP is a leading chip maker in the automotive industry with mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for in-vehicle infotainment, networking, and safety systems. The company's products are found in 14 of the top 15 infotainment... Read more...
If there's one area of consumer technology that is actually poised to take off in terms of real, unseen innovation, it's probably the automobile. Historically, cars have been slow to keep up with the rapid pace of changing technology. On the safety front, most cars are well equipped in terms of technology. But the infotainment front? Not so much. Most factory navigation systems cost thousands more than devices available at Walmart and Best Buy, and the muddled UI means that they actually perform worse. Certain safety features have to be taken into consideration, of course, but technology has no doubt suffered because of it. Now, Cisco and NXP are investing in Cohda Wireless. Why? To "enable the... Read more...
In the press release announcing NXP’s new audio system that portends to jack up the output power of tiny mobile device speakers by a factor of 5, NXP director of marketing Shawn Scarlett hit the nail on the head with this quote: “Digital natives have come of age taking poor mobile sound quality for granted. As speakers have become smaller, the quiet, tinny sound we’ve come to associate with mobile devices has got even worse.” NXP is out to change all that with the NXP TFA9887 IC audio system, which includes an embedded algorithm that can drive over 2.6W RMS through speakers that, up to this point, were only capable of 0.5W without causing damage to the speakers. The system... Read more...
The second Nexus phone is out, and rather than being built by HTC, the new Nexus S is built by Samsung and Google. The highlights have already been covered, and it's bound to do well in sales. Those who prefer a pure Android experience won't do much better, and if you can't wait for Android 2.3 to ship, it's the fastest way to get into Gingerbread. But there's one major hardware upgrade associated with the Nexus S as well: NFC. That's short for Near Field Communications, and it's a type of technology that enables short range transfers to take place. Globally, the most common usage for NFC is contact-less payments. At gas stations, grocery stores, subways, etc. Simply tap your phone, which is... Read more...
If you wanted proof that Intel and ARM architecture licensees will soon be in direct competition with each other, there's plenty of ammo handy at this year's CES. A number of prominent companies have announced multimedia-centric products based around ARM CPUs, including NVIDIA, Marvell, ZiiLabs (a branch of Creative), and NXP Semiconductor. The devices themselves will target a range of customer needs and feature sets; this seems to indicate that an increasing number of manufacturers believe ARM-based products are capable of filling a variety of roles. When we spoke to ARM last fall, the company confirmed that it's long-term plan was to design a series of increasingly powerful Cortex-branded processors... Read more...
In our recent fall IDF coverage we told you about Intel's upcoming Santa Rosa platform for Notebooks that employs something known by its code name as the "Robson" module, that incorporates NAND Flash in a solid state disk-cache design.  Here's a little demo of Fuji Siemens notebooks loaded with Windows XP and what NAND flash disk caching can do for boot times...  If you were expecting more of a performance boost, remember the OS itself has a lot of influence on boot times as well.  Vista's new Windows ReadyDrive technology should really take things to another level and not just with respect to boot times but disk access in general.... Read more...
Hey folks, I'm here to drop off some more news before I hit the sack. If your just checking in for the first time today, make sure to check out Jeff's review of the Foxconn 925XE7AA-8EKRS2 i925XE Motherboard. Read on and enjoy! Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI @ HEXUS "The GA-K8NXP-SLI oozes of being an enthusiast's motherboard, and it shows throughout, from the thoughtful packaging which doubles as a test bed for the board through to the comprehensive set of overclocking features available in the BIOS. Performance is also generally on a par with other nForce4 boards we've seen, and the whole system was rock-solid stable throughout. The appearance of Gigabyte initiatives such as DPS and Dual BIOS add... Read more...
Good evening folks, it's time for the last news post of the day. Coming straight at you are reviews for the ThermalTake PurePower 680w PSU, and Logisys LED Stove Fan. You can try your luck with a contest for some Sunbeamtech Chameleon products, and there's also a much needed guide for the WindowsXP Command Prompt. Also, if your checking in for the first time today, make sure you don't miss Robert's review of the Foxconn e-bot Small Form Factor PC. Goodnight all :) ThermalTake PurePower 680 watt PSU Review @ GruntvillE.com "Today I am reviewing the HUGE Thermaltake PurePower 680watt Power Supply Unit (PSU). This thing is a beast. I am going to put it through the wringer to let you know how... Read more...
Good evening ladies and gents. My new hardware remains to be delivered, and I think this is the first time FedEx has actually been wrong on the arrival time. I'm sure many of you are facing similar problems with the busy holiday, so we can be impatient together :) However, what you don't have to wait for is the news... PC AirCon PAC 400 Review @ OCModShop "A Chinese company called Waffer has thought of a new way to control this heat, in the form of a small air conditioner. This unit cools outside air and forces it into the computer, benefiting the entire system. This principle is the same used in electric drink coolers for automobiles." Shuttle XPC SN95G5 (Socket-939) @ hardwarezone... Read more...
Hey everyone, I've got a piece of news that wasn't in the mail... another memory contest! From the guys over at FiringSquad, there is a contest for Corsair TWINX1024-3200LL Pro memory. So make sure to stop over, enter the contest, and then check out the rest of FiringSquad(plenty of good stuff there). Oh and Catalyst 4.11 is now out. On with the news! Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 nForce4 Ultra Motherboard Review @ PC Stats "Over the course of this review, PCstats will explain the attributes of nVidia's hot new nForce 4 Ultra chipset, the benefits of this technology, and how it application on the Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 motherboard performs. The Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 is bound to be a favourite solution,... Read more...
Good evening everyone, welcome back :)  The day is winding down and my inbox is filling up.  I think you know what that means!  Yup, time for the HH Nightcap.  Go grab a beverage, a few snackies and settle in, here is your news shot...  GeForce 6800/Ultra Roundup @ HardOCP "It all comes down to money and your wants and/or needs. You have to decide how much you want to spend and how much performance you want. If you want the best of the best there is no topping the ASUS V9999 Ultra Deluxe. It has an incredible bundle, single-slot, and has some room to stretch with overclocking. But you do pay for all of this; it is not the cheapest card on the block."  Gigabyte... Read more...